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Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

National Louis University is committed to the health and welfare of all its students and, consequently, all students in the following programs are required to obtain health insurance:

  • International students residing in the United States
  • Students enrolled in the Kendall College programs in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry enrolled in 6 quarters hours or more
  • Students living in on-campus housing
  • Students enrolled in the MA or PSYD Clinical Psychology program enrolled in 1 semester hour or more

Insured students who are enrolled in the Student Health Plan may also enroll their eligible dependents

How do I enroll?

New students in the required populations are automatically enrolled unless a waiver is submitted. Once enrolled in the plan, coverage is automatically renewed every term of enrollment until the student is not enrolled or submits a waiver. 

How do I waive coverage?

Students that have health coverage provided by other means may waive coverage by submitting the online waiver form and including information for their plan.  The waiver must be submitted by the posted deadline for the term.

The waiver form must be completed online.

What are the waiver deadlines:

Term             Quarter Based Student deadline          Semester Based Student deadline
Fall Term          September 25, 2020          September 20, 2020
Winter Term          January 15, 2021          January 18, 2021
Spring Term          April 9, 2021          N/A
Summer Term          July 9, 2021          N/A


Student Health Insurance Information 2020-2021  


Private Health Insurance

Students looking for private insurance options can now find a variety of plans available through the Affordable Care Act. Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and explore the Understanding Health Insurance for College Students guide before signing up for insurance.

NLU Gallagher Health Coverage


Provider Resources

Find a Health Center- Department of Health and Human Services Health Centers care for you, even if you don't have health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Health Finder - Find information on health topics A-Z or find health providers near you.

Talking to Your Doctor - Tips from the National Institute of Health on how to play an active role in your health care.


Health Information Hotlines

AIDS/HIV Treatment, Prevention and Research - 800-HIV-0440

Allergy and Infectious Diseases - 866-284-4107

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - 877-22-NIAMS

Cancer - 800-4-CANCER

Diabetes - 888-693-NDEP

Eye Diseases - 301-496-5248

Genetic and Rare Diseases - 888-205-2311

Heart, Lung, and Blood - 301-592-8573

Kidney Disease - 866-454-3639

Neurological Disorders - 800-352-9424

Oral Health - 866-232-4528

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - 800-624-BONE

Smoking Cessation - 877-44U-QUIT

Stroke - 800-352-9424



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (800) 366.6581
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